Have been to Breakneck Comedy club a number of times now, both at SNAFU and at the Blue-Lamp. All in all have enjoyed the evenings, the venue of the Blue-Lamp on a Saturday is better as you can usually have a lie in on Sunday morning, and the bar is a lot brighter and better atmosphere than SNAFU.
Went last night (Sat 21 April), the compère for the evening was great, soon had the audience in the right mood, clapping and laughing – easy with a couple of Germans/Austrians in the audience to have a go at! The two warm-up acts were also good and so the scene was set for the main act (Phil Kay).
Great start, a singing comedian playing a guitar, leaping about the stage and floor, getting audience involvement going, but then the act just went off the rails, the track was lost and the ‘star turn’ went into meltdown. When he started counting heads in the venue (guess he gets a cut of the door takings) and asking the audience how many had paid and how many hadn’t, thing were soon spiraling out of control. Sheepishly people started asking if this was part of the act, but eventually folks just got fed-up and started to leave.
Sad really as the Blue-Lamp is a good place, excellent layout, good drinks, and the show is generally good – it’s a great place to start Saturday evening – well most weeks anyway! For £8.00 a ticket you can’t get mush better (£10.00 on the door).
Overall, recommended, but check the web to see who’s on, - just is case there’s a ‘case’
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